June Wood Kested
June Wood Kested, age 91, formerly of Johnstown and Fonda, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018, at the St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was married for 42 years to the late Manning Kested, Jr. who predeceased her in 1999.
She was born on December 8, 1926 in Johnstown, the daughter of the late Harold K. and Lena M. Wood of Ephratah. June attended Johnstown schools, and worked as a grocery store cashier and a healthcare aide at the former Johnstown Hospital and the Willing Helpers Home.
June was a former member of the Johnstown Moose, the Altruist Class and the Lassellsville Senior Center. She was of the Methodist faith.
Dubbed “Mamie June” by her grandchildren, her greatest sense of joy came from being “Mame” to family and friends. She loved fishing, dancing and meeting friends at McDonald’s for coffee.
In addition to her husband and parents, June was also predeceased by brothers Kenneth, Owen and Roland C. “Pete” Wood. She is survived by her two daughters, Bonnie (John) Patrick and Donna (Richard) Lynaugh and her sister Gail Cope. Surviving grandchildren are Dan (Deb Jones) Lynaugh, Kelly (Paul) Loner, Beckie (David) Seney, Brian (Merrili) Nou, Vicki (Geoff) Schaake, three step-grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, Inc., 215 E. Main Street, Johnstown with Rev. Dr. R.W. Williams officiating.
Visitation for family and friends will be prior to the service on Tuesday, September 4 from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda, immediately following the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in June’s memory may be made to the Residents Council of St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 7 Timmerman Avenue, St. Johnsville, New York 13452 or to a charity of your choice.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.